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Services Open Procedure Notice

Is this contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? Yes

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) OFFICIAL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Organisation: The Commissioners of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Address: 84 George Street, Town: Edinburgh, Telephone: 0131 473 3100, Electronic Mail: fional@nlb.org.uk, For the attention of: Fiona Lynch, Commercial Manager, Postal Code: EH2 3DA, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 0131 473 2436, Internet address (URL): www.nlb.org.uk
I.2) ADDRESS FROM WHICH FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED As in I.1.
I.3) ADDRESS FROM WHICH DOCUMENTATION MAY BE OBTAINED As in I.1.
I.4) ADDRESS TO WHICH TENDERS/REQUESTS TO PARTICIPATE MUST BE SENT As in I.1.
I.5) TYPE OF CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Body governed by public law

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1) DESCRIPTION
II.1.3) Type of services contract (in case of service contract)(Service category) 22.
II.1.4) Is it a framework agreement?
II.1.5) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority UK-Edinburgh: Agency to provide Temporary Marine Crew
II.1.6) Description / object of the contract An Agency to provide temporary marine crew for NLB's two vessels MV Pharos and MV Pole Star to provide agency temps when required. Agency staff services.
II.1.7) Site or location of works, place of delivery or performance Temporary Agency Crew will be required to join our vessels anywhere within Scotland and the Isle of Man. This may occassionally include the rest of the UK and the Republic of Ireland
NUTS code
II.1.8) Nomenclature
II.1.8.1) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 95131000-9.
II.1.8.2) Other relevant nomenclature (CPA / NACE / CPC) CPC: 85112.
II.1.9) Division into lots No
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Lot No
II.1.10) Will variants be accepted Yes
II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1) Total quantity or scope (including all lots and options, if applicable) Please refer to the tender documents.
II.2.2) Options (if applicable). Description and time when they may be exercised (if possible) Option to extend the contract for up to a further 12 months.
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME LIMIT FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months 24
And / or days
Or: Starting
And/or ending

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required (if applicable)
III.1.2) Main terms of financing and payment and / or reference to the relevant provisions (if applicable)
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is awarded (if applicable)
Joint and several liability

III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1) Information concerning the personal situation of the contractor, supplier or service provider and information and formalities necessary for the evaluation of the minimum economic, financial and technical capacity required
Any supplier may be disqualified who:

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;

III.2.1.1) Legal position - means of proof required
Certificate of enrolment on the professional or trade register under the conditions laid down by the laws of the Member State in which he is established, for instance on the Register of Companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland or declaration on oath or solemn declaration;
No special legal form is required however each service provider will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the contract before acceptance. If a group bid is accepted, the group must form itself into a single legal entity on acceptance.
III.2.1.2) Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required
(a)appropriate statements from bankers;
(b)the submission of the firm's balance sheets or extracts there from, where publication of a balance sheet is required under company law in the country in which the supplier is established;
(c)a statement of the firm's overall turnover and its turnover in respect of the goods to which the contract relates for the previous three financial years;

III.2.1.3) Technical capacity - means of proof required
(a)a list of the principal deliveries effected in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, public or private, involved: in the case of public contracting authorities, evidence to be in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority; in the case of private purchasers, delivery to be certified by the purchaser or, failing this, simply declared by the supplier to have been effected;
(b)a description of the firm's technical facilities, its measures for ensuring quality and its study and research facilities;
(c)indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the supplier's firm, especially those responsible for quality control;
(d)samples, description and/or photographs of the products to be supplied, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests;
(e)certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting conformity to certain specifications or standards of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards;
Indication of arrangements for quality checks on the supplier's premises;

III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession? No
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision
III.3.2) Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for execution of the contract? Yes

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Open procedure.
IV.1.3) Previous publication concerning the same contract (if applicable)
IV.1.3.1) Prior information notice concerning the same contract (if applicable)
Notice number in OJ content list
Of
IV.1.3.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ content list
Of
IV.1.4) Envisaged number of suppliers that will be invited to tender (when applicable)
Number
Or: Minimum
/ Maximum
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of: B2) criteria as stated in contract documents.
IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1) Reference number attributed to the file by the contracting authority TEND/CREW/0016
IV.3.2) Conditions for obtaining contract document and additional documents
Obtainable until 04/07/2005
Price (where applicable)
Currency
Terms and method of payment
IV.3.3) Time-limit for receipt of tenders
Date 05/07/2005
Days from dispatch of notice
Time (when applicable) 14:00
IV.3.5) Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up English
Other(s) - third country
IV.3.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain its tender
Until
Or months from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders
Days from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders 90
IV.3.7) Conditions for opening tenders
IV.3.7.1) Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders (where applicable) Director of Finance and Commercial Manager including their appointed deputies
IV.3.7.2) Date, time and place
Date 05/07/2005
Time 14:30
Place 84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA

SECTION VI: OTHER INFORMATION

VI.1) IS THIS NOTICE A NON-MANDATORY ONE? No
VI.2) IF APPLICABLE, INDICATE WHETHER THIS PROCUREMENT IS A RECURRENT ONE AND THE ESTIMATED TIMING FOR FURTHER NOTICES TO BE PUBLISHED
VI.3) DOES THE CONTRACT RELATE TO A PROJECT / PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS? No
If yes, indicate the project / programme and any useful reference
VI.4) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) All correspondence, meetings etc will be conducted in English. Any contract awarded will be considered as a contract made in Scotland and subject to the laws of Scotland and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts. GO reference: GO 05051008/01
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 10/05/2005


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